Winners have been named in the writing contests for this year’s WJEA state write-offs. While the March 2020 state conference was canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, many write-off categories were conducted remotely and judged by professionals.

NEWS WRITING

Superior

  • Alex Levin, Mercer Island HS

Excellent

  • Wally Bargeron, University Prep
  • Lauren Daniels, Timberline HS

Honorable Mention

  • Katie Rose Abegglen, Puyallup HS
  • Maxwell Brooke, Cleveland HS

EDITORIAL WRITING

Superior

  • Annie Poole, Mercer Island HS

Excellent

  • Sonya Sheptunov, Inglemoor HS
  • Parisa Harvey, University Prep

Honorable Mention

  • Sharlene Pioquinto, Auburn HS
  • Leo Quale, Puyallup HS

EDITORIAL CARTOONING

Superior

  • Leena Hardisty, Mercer Island HS

Excellent

  • Nina Otebele, Mountlake Terrace HS

Honorable Mention

  • Hobbs Hegedus, Seattle Prep
  • Jersey Patterson, Shorewood HS

FEATURE WRITING (NP/NM, YB, SPORTS)

Superior

  • Molly House, Cleveland HS
  • Ritika Khanal, Mountlake Terrace HS

Excellent

  • Christina Rhoades, Puyallup HS
  • Sean Bessette, Auburn HS
  • Demaris Ibrahim, Mountlake Terrace HS
  • Paige Anderson, Ballard HS

Honorable Mention

  • Lana Moss, Puyallup HS
  • Arjun Thomas, Shorewood HS
  • Jenni Rodas, Wenatchee HS
  • Jada Daniels, Timberline HS
  • Sydney Carey, Puyallup HS
  • Jackson Conner, Auburn HS

REVIEWING

Superior

  • Natalie Chen, Mercer Island HS

Excellent

  • Micheala Ely, Puyallup HS
  • Jonathan Kwong, Mountlake Terrace HS
  • Kelly McGarry, Seattle Prep

Honorable Mention

  • Darby O’Neill, Shorewood HS

COPY EDITING & HEADLINE WRITING

Superior

  • Nolan DeGarlais, Mountlake Terrace HS
  • Elena Clark, Shorewood HS

Excellent

  • Eliza Esquibel, Timberline HS
  • Annika Bhananker, Mercer Island HS

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